Presentation on theme: "Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability Justin Ward, National Projects Officer Disability Standards for Education."— Presentation transcript:
1 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability Justin Ward, National Projects Officer Disability Standards for Education 2005 (DSE) Gina Dagellis, Project Officer, Disability Standards for EducationJulie AschbergerDirector, Special EducationKsharmra BrandonManager, National ProjectsIngrid AldertonProgram ManagerNational PartnershipsMSSD
2 National agenda for reform in disability support and education Review of Disability Standards for Education 2005 (DSE)Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for School Students with Disability
3 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityThe Australian Government and all state and territory governments have agreed to work towards the full implementation of the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability by 2015, using a phased approach:2013 – 33% of South Australian Government schools were involved.2014 – 66% of South Australian Government schools will be involved - the and th participating sites and the 2014 newly participating sites.2015 – 100% of South Australian Government schools will be required to participate in the Collection on an annual basis.
4 Supports the professional judgement of teachers about their students Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityWhy are we doing the National Data Collection?Capture a wider cohort of students than is currently covered, by including all students that meet the criteria under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992Nationally consistent picture of Australian school students with disability. Currently, data is inconsistent across jurisdictions because of varying eligibility criteria for disability support programsSupports the professional judgement of teachers about their studentsSupport students with disability to take part in school on the same basis as students without disability“We saw it is an opportunity to consolidate our understanding of student needs and to create links to key strategies we have been working on in building our school’s capacity to deliver quality teaching and learning programs. It was also an opportunity to engage in professional learning and develop a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of the needs of students with disability.”Principal, Fulham Gardens Primary
5 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with Disability2013 Overview of the Collection33% of SA Government Schools (180) participated in the 2013 Collection.12,100 records/students entered for the participating SA Government Schools.This equates to a student disability rate of 19.3% of total enrolments at these SA schools.This disability rate meets expectations as the current rate for verified students with a disability in SA is 8.8% and the 2013 Collection includes unverified students for the first time.Key National and State LearningsProvide a longer period for school staff to complete the professional learning and training associated with the Collection.Provide information sessions for school leaders.Provide a suite of national and state supplementary information materials.
6 Friday, 25 July 2014 (Week 1 Term 3) Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityA roadmap of the Collection in 2014Monday, 12 May 2014 (Week 3 Term 2)The Collection begins with the commencement of the 10 week evidence gathering period, to determine whether a student should be included in the Collection.Friday, 25 July 2014 (Week 1 Term 3)All training on the Disability Standards for Education and the Data Collection must be completed by those school staff determining the information to be included in the Collection.Friday, 1 August 2014 (Week 2 Term 3)Last date for data to be entered into EDSAS and verified by the Principal.
7 Disability Standards for Education 2005 (DSE) training Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityWhat professional learning and training is available for school staff?Disability Standards for Education 2005 (DSE) training(Approximately 1.5 hours).Data Collection Training (approximately 1 hour). This training is available at:
8 Application of the Standards is not optional, it is the law. BACKGROUNDApplication of the Standards is not optional, it is the law.
9 OUR LEGAL FRAMEWORK International Legislation Australian Legislation United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with a Disability 2008.International LegislationCommonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Disability Standards for Education 2005Australian LegislationEqual Opportunity Act 1984Education Act 1990DECD Policies and GuidelinesWork Health & Safety Act 2012SA State Legislation –To ensure that persons with a disability have the same rights to equality before the law in the area of education and training as therest of the communityThe law requires that all education providers are legally obliged to give students with disability the opportunity to have an equitable education.
17 Experiencing any technical difficulties: What’s involved? The program consists of (8) eight coursesPre/post questionnaireCertificate available upon completion, coupled with additional certificate from Special education mapped to aitsl Teachers Registration Standards.PLEASE NOTE: not required to complete in one session (saves your work as you go)STEPSGo to the DSE e-Learning course siteAccess – choose New Account - entering the registration key: sa-govtRegistration, list your name, location, position, register once onlyLog-in screen – when you need to access the course site again, enter your address and choose a password.Course screen, click on course tab you wish to take, for topic screenComplete the pre questionnaireStart the e-Learning modulesComplete post questionnaireNOW print off your Certificate – well done!Experiencing any technical difficulties:Call /
18 FURTHER INFORMATION Disability Standards for Education Gina Dagellis - Project Officer, Disability Standards for Education(National Partnership: More Support for Students with Disabilities)Office for Children and Young People Student, Aboriginal and Family ServicesDepartment for Education & Child Development level 6, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000t (08) | eDisability Standards for Education
19 Who will be responsible for collecting the data? Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityWill a student’s personal details be kept confidential?Data security and protection will be a priority. Only de-identified data will be used to ensure that the privacy of the individual student is maintained.Who will be responsible for collecting the data?Teachers, using their professional judgement, collect the data. However, each site can determine the process they use to support teachers in collecting this data. For example, small teams of teachers could be formed at the site to assist each other with the data collection.While the approach of making judgements and recording data is a collaborative one, school principals will be ultimately responsible for signing off on the data and supporting evidence for each student entry related to their own school.
20 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilitySteps for completing the data collectionUnder the Collection model, teachers use their professional judgment to complete steps 1 – 3. Teachers have 10 weeks (from 12 May 2014) to identify evidence to support the inclusion of a student in the collection; please refer to the information sheet provided for examples of acceptable evidence.Determine whether the student has a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.Determine what level of adjustment is provided to the student - no adjustment at this time, supplementary adjustment, substantial adjustment and extensive adjustment.Determine the broad category of disability under which the student best fits. The categories include: physical; cognitive; sensory; social/emotional.Record the data in EDSAS. Data is entered once, unless there is a change in the level of adjustment for the student.Principal to verify data in EDSAS and confirm that that there is current evidence to support a student’s inclusion in the Collection.
21 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityStep 1 – Determine whether the student has a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992What is a disability as defined in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992?total or partial loss of the person's bodily or mental functions; ortotal or partial loss of a part of the body; orthe presence in the body of organisms causing disease or illness; orthe presence in the body of organisms capable of causing disease or illness; orthe malfunction, malformation or disfigurement of a part of the person's body; ora disorder or malfunction that results in the person learning differently from a person without the disorder or malfunction; ora disorder, illness or disease that affects a person's thought processes, perception of reality, emotions or judgement or that results in disturbed behaviour;and includes a disability that:presently exists; orpreviously existed but no longer exists; ormay exist in the future (including because of a genetic predisposition to that disability); oris imputed to a person.
22 Step 2 – Determine the level of adjustment provided to the student Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityStep 2 – Determine the level of adjustment provided to the studentNo adjustment at this timeSome students with disability may not be provided with any specialised educational adjustments and have their individual needs accommodated within typical teaching practice, in the same ways that school teams accommodate the needs of all of their students.These students may have required an adjustment in the past. Alternatively they may require an adjustment in the future.
23 Supplementary adjustment Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityStep 2 – Determine the level of adjustment provided to the studentSupplementary adjustmentprovided when there is an assessed need at specific times to complement the strategies and resources already available (for all students) within the school.designed to address the nature and impact of the student's disability, and any associated barriers to their learning, physical, communication or participatory needs.Examples of this adjustmentAdjustments to teaching and learning might include:modified or tailored programs in some or many learning areasmodified instruction using a structured task-analysis approachthe provision of course materials in accessible formsseparate supervision or extra time to complete assessment tasksmodifications to ensure full access to buildings and facilitiesspecialised technology, programs or interventions to address the student's social/emotional needs.
24 Substantial adjustment Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityStep 2 – Determine the level of adjustment provided to the studentSubstantial adjustmentprovided to address the specific nature and significant impact of the student's disability.designed to address the more significant barriers to their engagement, learning, participation and achievement.Examples of this adjustmentfrequent (teacher directed) individual instructionregular direct support or close supervision in highly structured situations to enable the students to participate in school activitiesfrequent assistance with mobility and personal hygienesignificantly modified study materialsadapted assessment procedures (ie special provisions) such as the use of assistive technology or a scribeaccess to a specialised support setting.
25 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityStep 2 – Determine the level of adjustment provided to the studentExtensive adjustmentprovided when essential specific measures are required at all times to address the individual nature and acute impact of the student's disability and the associated barriers to their learning and participation.adjustments are highly individualised, comprehensive and ongoing.Examples of this adjustmentpersonalised modifications to all courses and programs, school activities and assessment proceduresintensive individual instructionthe provision of more accessible and relevant curriculum options or learning activities specifically designed for the studentthe use of highly specialised assistive technologyalternative communication modesthe provision of highly structured approaches or technical aids.
26 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityStep 3 – Determine the broad category of disability under which the student best fitsPhysical ORCognitive ORSensory ORSocial/emotionalIf a student has multiple disabilities, you should select whichever disability has the greatest influence, based on your professional judgement, on preventing the student from accessing education.For more information about the categories of disabilities, please refer to the Data Collection training module (referenced in a previous slide).
27 Step 4 – Record and submit the data Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityStep 4 – Record and submit the dataRecord the data for the student in EDSAS. The flyer provided has detailed instructions.Locate Student Personal Information Part 3 Screen, select the National Student Disability Reporting Page.To commence entering the data, you will need to enter the EDID and click New to create a record. When you create a record, four mandatory fields come up, which are:1) Disability Category – double click or press Shift +F6 in the Disability Category2) Level of Adjustment Category – double click or press Shift + F6 in this Category3) Date Reported4) Reported ByNote that: the “Review Date” field and “Note” fields are non-mandatory; the “Year Level” field is read-only and this field is populated from the Year Level PE1 screen.Note that data is entered once, unless there is a change in the level of adjustment for the student. Additionally, note that a school will only be able to record one level of adjustment per disability category code on any single day.Once you have finished entering the Collection data for a particular student, click Save. When a new record is saved the National Disability Reporting tick box in the Student Personal Information Part 3 screen will be ticked.
28 Step 5 – Principal to verify data Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilityStep 5 – Principal to verify dataPrincipal to verify data in EDSAS and confirm that that there is current evidence to support a student’s inclusion in the Collection.
29 firstname.lastname@example.org 8226 2227 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data School Students with DisabilitySupport from DECD Central OfficeCollection Help DeskAll printing costs for relevant resources covered.Support from Schools2014 Collection Champions – principals, an assistant principal and a special education co-ordinator that participated in the 2013 Collection will be available during the Collection period to answer your questions and offer guidance in implementing the Collection. Please see the relevant flyer provided.Schools that participated last year/in close proximity can be of assistance in the information sharing process.